Latest Data (2018)
Population 13,465
Nationwide Rank 2475

Quick Facts

Brainerd, Minnesota is the 2,475th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Brainerd, Minnesota is a city.

Brainerd, Minnesota is currently 1.6% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Brainerd, Minnesota's growth is below average. 69% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Brainerd, Minnesota Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
2465 Bay St. Louis, Mississippi 13,515 18.3%
2466 Santa Fe, Texas 13,509 20.9%
2467 Washington, Pennsylvania 13,508 -10.9%
2468 Jasper, Alabama 13,500 -4.9%
2469 Elizabethton, Tennessee 13,497 -3.9%
2470 New Providence, New Jersey 13,486 13.1%
2471 Lyndhurst, Ohio 13,484 -11.5%
2472 Frederick, Colorado 13,480 380.2%
2473 Englewood, Ohio 13,475 9.8%
2474 Lindsay, California 13,474 29.2%
2475 Brainerd, Minnesota 13,465 -1.6%
2476 Carpinteria, California 13,457 -5.4%
2477 Swansea, Illinois 13,449 22.2%
2478 Richton Park, Illinois 13,409 6.6%
2479 Fruita, Colorado 13,406 99.0%
2480 Palos Verdes Estates, California 13,404 0.2%
2481 Western Springs, Illinois 13,404 6.7%
2482 Auburn, Indiana 13,391 10.3%
2483 Solana Beach, California 13,379 2.9%
2484 Moss Point, Mississippi 13,378 -15.5%
2485 Dardenne Prairie, Missouri 13,360 195.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Minnesota

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1408 Ramsey 26,928 44.7%
1411 Prior Lake 26,840 64.3%
1413 Winona 26,813 -1.0%
1418 Chaska 26,765 49.9%
1459 White Bear Lake 25,932 6.5%
1466 Owatonna 25,766 13.9%
1472 Chanhassen 25,666 25.4%
1489 Champlin 25,346 13.6%
1500 Austin 25,190 7.0%
1522 Elk River 24,845 48.8%
1543 Rosemount 24,607 66.0%
1587 Faribault 23,851 13.6%
1633 Farmington 23,081 81.7%
1634 Crystal 23,065 1.6%
1644 New Brighton 22,899 3.1%
1651 Hastings 22,713 24.1%
1706 Golden Valley 21,755 6.9%
1709 Lino Lakes 21,733 27.9%
1757 New Hope 21,057 0.9%
1786 Northfield 20,634 19.7%
1794 Columbia Heights 20,503 10.6%
1815 Forest Lake 20,220 39.2%
1820 South St. Paul 20,145 -0.1%
1863 West St. Paul 19,678 0.7%
1864 Willmar 19,673 6.5%
1883 Stillwater 19,404 24.4%
1947 Hopkins 18,605 7.0%
1958 Sartell 18,428 87.6%
1996 St. Michael 17,892 91.1%
2027 Albert Lea 17,647 -4.2%
2040 Anoka 17,543 -3.0%
2054 Otsego 17,357 167.0%
2111 Ham Lake 16,646 29.4%
2140 Red Wing 16,414 1.8%
2151 Buffalo 16,315 58.0%
2195 Hibbing 15,944 -6.6%
2246 Bemidji 15,404 25.8%
2284 Hugo 15,008 127.4%
2333 Robbinsdale 14,488 2.5%
2398 Hutchinson 13,979 5.8%
2407 North Mankato 13,914 17.0%
2410 Sauk Rapids 13,879 33.7%
2417 Fergus Falls 13,845 1.1%
2431 Monticello 13,747 58.5%
2432 Alexandria 13,746 31.2%
2455 Vadnais Heights 13,596 4.0%
2462 Marshall 13,530 5.9%
2475 Brainerd 13,465 -1.6%
2496 Worthington 13,271 17.9%
2500 New Ulm 13,237 -2.6%
2509 Mounds View 13,188 3.3%
2515 Rogers 13,154 232.1%
2616 North St. Paul 12,477 4.8%
2633 Waconia 12,369 77.4%
2701 Cloquet 12,022 7.2%
2706 East Bethel 11,990 8.7%
2713 St. Peter 11,935 21.0%
2816 Mendota Heights 11,340 -1.0%
2838 Grand Rapids 11,222 17.3%
2854 Big Lake 11,107 75.0%
2942 North Branch 10,582 29.6%
2958 Little Canada 10,523 7.2%
3016 Arden Hills 10,301 6.6%
3065 Fairmont 10,091 -7.4%
3120 Victoria 9,820 111.4%
3139 Hermantown 9,731 20.6%
3169 Mound 9,530 0.9%
3222 Detroit Lakes 9,289 20.8%
3260 Lake Elmo 9,100 31.1%
3265 St. Anthony 9,066 9973.3%
3307 Cambridge 8,904 57.9%
3308 Waseca 8,904 -7.6%
3317 Oak Grove 8,877 27.8%
3331 Thief River Falls 8,804 4.8%
3371 Little Falls 8,686 5.1%
3395 East Grand Forks 8,600 13.4%
3438 Virginia 8,432 -7.7%
3480 Baxter 8,314 45.9%
3491 Mahtomedi 8,289 7.7%
3501 Orono 8,268 9.4%
3530 New Prague 8,209 78.4%
3601 Shorewood 7,974 7.1%
3602 Wyoming 7,971 26.3%
3627 Minnetrista 7,912 80.0%
3664 St. Francis 7,817 54.9%
3668 Crookston 7,806 -5.9%
3689 Waite Park 7,718 15.3%
3754 Albertville 7,505 102.8%
3866 Belle Plaine 7,168 85.7%
3871 St. Joseph 7,147 44.3%
3948 Spring Lake Park 6,926 2.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 13,465 2,475
2017 13,428 2,468
2016 13,349 2,466
2015 13,371 2,454
2014 13,425 2,428
2013 13,487 2,409
2012 13,517 2,395
2011 13,526 2,388
2010 13,590 2,358
2009 13,770 2,314
2008 13,775 2,298
2007 13,764 2,280
2006 13,729 2,254
2005 13,693 2,236
2004 13,747 2,211
2003 13,792 2,183
2002 13,740 2,165
2001 13,707 2,161
2000 13,687 2,154
1990 12,785 2,010